out of fashion
Old-fashioned Old`-fash"ioned, a. Formed according to old or obsolete fashion or pattern; belonging to or characteristic of times past; adhering to old customs, styles, or ideas; as, an old-fashioned dress, girl; old-fashioned wire-rimmed glasses. ``Old-fashioned men of wit.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

This old-fashioned, quaint abode. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. Unacceptable or suboptimum because of having been superseded by something more recent; outmoded[2]; out-of-date. [Narrower terms: {old-fashioned}, {out of fashion}(predicate), {out of style}(predicate), {passe}, {passee}.]

Syn: antique, old-hat(predicate), outmoded, out-of-date. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. Unfashionably out of date; out of style. [Narrower terms: {unfashionable (vs. fashionable)}]

Syn: demode, out of fashion(predicate), out of style(predicate), passe, passee. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • out of fashion — {adj. phr.} Having passed from vogue; out of the current mode. * /The miniskirt is now out of fashion in most quarters, but it may very well come back some day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of fashion — {adj. phr.} Having passed from vogue; out of the current mode. * /The miniskirt is now out of fashion in most quarters, but it may very well come back some day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of fashion — index defunct, outmoded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • out-of-fashion — index outdated Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • out of fashion — UNFASHIONABLE, dated, old fashioned, out of date, outdated, outmoded, behind the times; unstylish, unpopular, passé, démodé; informal old hat, out, square, out of the ark. → fashion * * * out of fashion 1. Old fashioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of fashion — sorry, Dad, that necktie is completely out of fashion Syn: unfashionable, dated, old fashioned, out of date, outdated, outmoded, behind the times; unstylish, untrendy, unpopular, passé, démodé; informal old hat, out, square, uncool …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • out\ of\ fashion — adj. phr. Having passed from vogue; out of the current mode. The miniskirt is now out of fashion in most quarters, but it may very well come back some day …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of fashion — ► in (or out of) fashion fashionable (or unfashionable). Main Entry: ↑fashion …   English terms dictionary

  • out of fashion — See out of date …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • out of fashion — adjective unfashionable, not in fashion …   Wiktionary

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